Year: 2019

Groundbreaking CFN collaboration to discover frailty biomarkers launched

July 12, 2019

Canadian Frailty Network is partnering with the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. to discover the frailty biomarkers that may shed light on why some people become frail, determine the severity of frailty and what can be done to help avoid the condition. The…

The CFN led Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is looking for your input!

July 10, 2019

How You Can Help CFN is seeking individuals who would like to take part in a global Delphi survey that we are conducting in order to identify a set of common outcome measures for frailty.  A set of common outcome measures will enable findings from research and translational studies to be collectively analyzed to better…

CFN Op-ed: Older people are at greater risk from climate change

July 5, 2019

Every senior needs an emergency preparedness plan, developed with families and friends, and home care agencies. But government agencies and disaster management agencies must also take into account the unique needs of older Canadians living with frailty. CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and Network Investigator George Heckman weigh-in on the consequences of climate change for older…

Research published by the IFA suggests that influenza vaccination has an additional layer of benefit– preventing frailty

July 4, 2019

A report released today by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) highlights a key finding; the annual flu shot may have a protective effect in addition to preventing or reducing the severity of infection. The “Secondary Benefits of Influenza Vaccination” report found that the influenza vaccine may be effective in reducing the incidence and severity…

Frailty and Aging: How the Danish Experience Might Inform Canada

July 3, 2019

In keeping with CFN’s mandate to learn from international partnerships, Dr. Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director and CEO mobilized a group of Canadian healthcare leaders, researchers and clinicians to visit Denmark  in May 2018. Their goal was to see first-hand why Denmark is widely recognized as a world leader in providing effective healthcare and practical living support to…

Call for Applications Open: Advancing Frailty Care in the Community Collaborative

June 18, 2019

To improve care for older people with frailty and support their caregivers, the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and Canadian Frailty Network invite you to join the Advancing Frailty Care in the Community (AFCC) Collaborative. This initiative will help you enhance your capacity to partner with patients and family/friend caregivers to improve the identification, assessment and implementation of tailored…

Taking the Pulse of the Nation: CFN Cross Country Collaboration Tour

CFN is re-engaging with citizens, researchers, partners and policy makers to refine our understanding of their needs, to incorporate in our strategic planning. CFN has finalized an ambitious plan and agenda for 2019 with committed partners to visit cities across Canada such as: Yellowknife, Prince George, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The plan…

Connecting with the North: CFN Cross Country Collaboration Tour

June 12, 2019

CFN Scientific Director John Muscedere and Board Chair were honoured to be invited to participate in and speak with attendees at the annual Hotıì ts’eeda, Northwest Territories SPOR, Ełèts’ehdèe gathering May 21-24, 2019. While participating in a Sharing Circle held on Chief Drygeese Territory, traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, John and Russell were able…